Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles

This illustration shows a twisted carbon nanotube yarn (CNT) (left) and a sheath-run artificial muscle (SRAM) made by coating a twisted CNT yarn with a polymer sheath. A scanning electron microscope image of a 42-micron outer-diameter coiled SRAM is shown on the right. Credit: The University of Texas at Dallas …

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Ford, VW to broaden global alliance

Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett is scheduled to appear Friday at a news conference with Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess to unveil new details over their global alliance Ford and Volkswagen plan to unveil a broader global alliance on Friday that will focus on developing autonomous technology and electric vehicles. …

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Condor chick confirmed at Zion National Park in Utah

In this April 19, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a female California condor at Utah’s Cable Mountain in Zion National Park, Utah. Biologists have confirmed that this female California condor laid an egg that has hatched at the park and there’s a new baby condor. Park …

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What happens when you explode a chemical bond?

UC Berkeley scientists are probing the fleeting steps in rapid photochemical reactions with some of the shortest laser pulses possible today. In this case, a femtosecond pulse of visible light (green) triggers the breakup of iodine monobromide molecules (center), while attosecond XUV laser pulses (blue) take snapshots of the molecules. …

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Twitter investigating widespread outage

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Twitter says it is investigating a problem with its service . Users across the U.S. and elsewhere are not able to access Twitter. The company is not saying how widespread the outage is. The disruption appears to be affecting both web-based and mobile users. Outages were …

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Osteoblastic lysosome plays a central role in mineralization

Scanning electron-assisted dielectric microscopy (SE-ADM) observation of osteoblasts. (A) High-resolution SE-ADM set up for osteoblast observation. Liquid-sample holder including osteoblasts is mounted on the pre-amplifier-attached stage, which is introduced into the specimen SEM chamber. The scanning electron beam is applied to the W-coated SiN film at a low acceleration voltage. …

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